some of my tree planting(pic heavy)

hubtech

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Let's say I wanted to do some planting. Let's just say an acre. What would you guys recommend? For deer


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hubtech":y7sk4mjx said:
Let's say I wanted to do some planting. Let's just say an acre. What would you guys recommend? For deer


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There is no one tree better than the other. Diversity is what you want. Plant a selection of oaks that is good for your area. Soft mast trees can also make it more attractive, I would recommend hard pears, get different types as the bare fruit at different times.

As for quick producing acorns, plant sawtooth and water oaks. Plant nutalls and white oaks also.

If you hunt out of a climber plant some pine trees here and there or gum trees as you will be able to hunt out of these trees first.
 

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Yep diversity is best.
. This is a list of the trees I have planted. I'm sure I will forget some.
diversity was my goal on my place

Few thousand oaks which consists of these varieties
Chinkipin oak.
Dwarf chinkipin oak
Water oak
Pin oak
Willow oak
Nuttall oak
Shumard oak
Scarlett oak
Swamp chestnut oak
Chestnut oak
White oak
Southern red oak
Northern red oak.
Cherry bark oak.
Live oak
sawtooth oak
7 kinds of hybrid oaks (from native nursury ) total of 12 trees

Dunstan chestnut only 4

Japanese persimmon 5
Kifler pear20
Orient pear2
Barlet pear2
Sugar pear1
Moonglow pear2
Wild deer pear7
Transcendent crabapple 5
Southern crabapple 4
Calloway crabapple 1
2 apple trees I can't remember 
Chikasaw plum4
Mahaw1

Cypress on the creek
Dogwood 
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triple_duece

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Wow huntall you have done good. If you don't mind can you post where you bought some trees. You seem to have some I'd like to plant.
 

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Well I got my trees pruned, fertilized, and cleaned around all my fruit trees in cages.
I planted some more oaks, dunstan chestnuts, dolgo crabapple, hood pear, and pinapplepear this year.
I'm ready to see the growth of my 5 yr old trees this year.

I had acorns on sawtooth and dwarf chinkipin trees last year.
 

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I had the top die on this Moonglow pear tree so I cut the dead wood back and I think it's gonna do fine.
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This is one of my Nuttall trees from my first group of tree planting. I planted them on the creek bottom and they are growing fast! This was a small container grown seedling probably one year old or so when I planted it.
Most of the nut all I planted was bare root seedlings
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Looks great. You have definitely put in the work. I know you are proud of the fruits of your labor.

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Smacko":1onp3eji said:
How are the ones doing that you got from me?
They are looking really good, and good survival rate. It's just that when it gets time for snakes to be out ....that's when I don't go walking in and looking at all the spots. I kinda stay near the cleaned areas like my fruit orchard or my sawtooth orchards. Lol.......I hate snakes!
 

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Well....I lost all the photos with photobucket... that sucks.
I planted some mulberry trees last week in my home orchard. And been pruning trees.
I have to get some pear trees and fig trees for my new orchard at home. The trees planted there are growing a lot faster than I have seen at my other place. My new place used to be horse farm and has a lot better ground. A lot of the fruit trees I planted last year has doubled in size. So far so good!
 

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I was at my place the other weekend and it's amazing how much everything has come along with growth. Nearly every sawtooth tree produces now and I don't think it will be many years before the water oaks and Nuttall start. I don't do too much to this property anymore except buchhogg and a little pruning.
The orchard at the house is looking good and I'm really proud of my muscadine vines. These are first muscadines I've every fooled with.
 

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Man....i just looked back through the pictures and it brings back a lot of memories about waking up and couldnt hardly move from being sore. lot of daylight till dark planting. Pruning and fertilizing and puting wire cages and mulch around trees all day long. Using a dible tool for days at a time. of course with the huge help of my family.

I dont regret one minute of it!
My place has really been growing good and im glad we did it when we did because i cant physicaly do stuff like that anymore , but its an awesome feeling riding around on the side by side and seeing all the benefits of our labor.

Even if its just a small orchard, I would highly recommend anyone to try at least a small orchard if space permits it.
Lots of fun .
 

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